I’ve got some trailers, posters and promos for you guys! Some of this is from earlier this month, so forgive me for being behind on some of these things. Continue reading Trailers, Promos and Posters: “Star Wars,” “The Last Witch Hunter,” “Concussion” + More
I’ve had a ton of movie casting news that flooded my inbox and Twitter feed last week, and I am only just now able to get to everything. So let’s get into everything. Continue reading Casting News: “Fantastic Beasts,” “Scooby Doo,” Josephine Baker + More
Tons of videos and posters and multimedia! Continue reading Trailers, Promos, and Posters
All right, True Believers! Some of you may vehemently disagree with this…and a lot of you won’t, especially if you did some of the fandom digging I’ve done, and ESPECIALLY especially if you’ve watched Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier. If you’ve seen that film and you came away with the thought, “Are Cap and Falcon about to go together?” Then we’re on the same wavelength. Continue reading Queer Coded: Captain America and the Falcon
I’m sure there’s going to be someone out there that’s going to say, “What, Monique? This is a lion! Scar doesn’t count!” Yeah, he’s a lion, invisible person who doubts my logic. But that doesn’t mean Disney, or any other studio, for that matter, won’t stoop to putting some Hollywood queer coding on a non-human character. They made Simba and Kovu hot, didn’t they? (Don’t even act like you didn’t think they were as a kid!) They’re lions, too, and putting human sexuality on animals is disturbing. Continue reading Queer Coded: Scar (“The Lion King”)
Even though there are critiques about Lupita Nyong’o being a CG character in Star Wars Episode VI: The Force Awakens and people are annoyed with Avengers: Age of Ultron, Disney has, for the most part, been pleasing many fans with their Marvel and Lucasfilm acquisitions, along with their other Disney properties. But Disney has finally hit a wall with their upcoming film, The Princess of North Sudan. Why is this movie so offensive to many out there? Because the princess in question is a little white girl. Continue reading Disney’s Princess Problem: Why “Princess of North Sudan” Highlights Need for Disney’s Princess Rehaul
Irene Bedard rules still, but she certainly ruled the ’90s. Continue reading WOC Wednesday: Irene Bedard
There’s quite a bit of casting news from this and last week. Here we go. Continue reading Casting News: Nat Turner Movie in the Works, “Suicide Squad” Update, New Projects from Baz Luhrmann and Spike Lee, Hawkgirl cast
Tuesday, I said I had a lot of questions about the live-action version of Mulan that’s coming to theaters. One of my questions relates to characterization. Specifically how sexuality will be dealt with. Why? Because Shang’s supposed to fall in love with Mulan, right? But will Shang fall in love with Mulan as a girl or as a boy? To me, he begins to have feeling for her as Ping. Don’t agree? Listen to me for a second.
Sometimes, Disney underwhelms me, what with the lackluster Alice in Wonderland live-action Tim Burton movie (which gave us the eye-searing sequence of Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter break dancing for no DOGGONE reason).
Then there are times when Disney will surprise me. First, it was with their announcement of animated film Moana. Now it’s with their announcement that animated classic (and one of my all-time favorites) Mulan will become a live-action film. My reaction to this news is the same reaction Mulan and co. had to Shang lifting those clay pots in the air with his staff, only to smash them with eloquence and precision. (Hence, the cover picture for this post.)